– Governor Greg Abbott tweeted about ATI’s recent Kauffman Foundation grant, “UT Austin Startup Incubator is Among National Elite. Texas is the place for entrepreneurs.”
ATI received the prestigious Kauffman Foundation grant to expand its SEAL program for student entrepreneurs.
– The Austin Technology Incubator was also recognized when director Isaac Barchas received the Tech Advocate Award, one of Austin Business Journal’s six TechFlash Titan Awards for 2015.
ABJ wrote: “Isaac Barchas, honored with the Tech Advocate Award, has been leading the Austin Technology Incubator since 2006. He joined the University of Texas-affiliated incubator after spending more than eight years at McKinsey & Co., where he focused on private sector growth and performance initiatives as well as public sector economic development programs. For entrepreneurs nursing a fledgling startup here – especially if it’s in the areas of IT, wireless and clean energy – Barchas is one of the friendliest faces around. Barchas and his team at ATI have amassed a network of more than 300 members of the Austin tech community – people who have been successful entrepreneurs, executives, investors, technologists and professionals – to ensure the right people are connected to the right companies at the best time.”